University of Washington

2006 West Coast Model EU

The European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle, along with our partner programs at Brigham Young University and The Claremont Colleges, invited West Coast colleges and universities to send a team of undergraduates to participate in the 2006 Model EU. Thanks to a European Commission grant, the Center was able to offer financial support to undergraduate students to participate.

The Model EU is a simulation of a European Council summit. Teams of three undergraduate students play the roles of representatives of EU member state delegations. In 2006, the students negotiated issues discussed at the two EU Council summits that took place during the recent Luxembourg Presidency of the EU (January to June 2005).  The 2006 Model EU featured three concurrent summit negotiation sessions focusing on the following issues: future rounds of EU enlargement (with an emphasis on the Balkans); the Growth and Stability Pact; and the 2007-2013 budget, which raised issues related to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the British rebate.

2006 West Coast Model EU Resolutions

[Above: Participants of the 2006 West Coast Model EU pose for a group photo.]

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The countries represented at the 2006 WCMEU were:

Austria (University of Utah)
Czech Republic (Claremont Colleges)
Denmark (University of Oregon)
Estonia (Brigham Young University)
France (Claremont Colleges)
Germany (Brigham Young University)
Greece (Portland State University)
Hungary (Brigham Young University)
Ireland (Seattle University)
Italy (Seattle University)
Lithuania (Portland State University)
Luxembourg (Luxembourg EU Presidency represented by joint team from Claremont Colleges, BYU, and UW)
Netherlands (Claremont Colleges)
Poland (Seattle Pacific University)
Portugal (University of Washington)
Slovakia (University of Washington)
Spain (Seattle Pacific University)
Sweden (Seattle University)
United Kingdom (University of Victoria)

Essential Preparation Materials


Rules and Regulations

Prime Ministers Budget Proposal

Finance Ministers Stability & Growth Pact Background Information

Finance Ministers Stability & Growth Pact Proposal

Foreign Ministers Enlargment Proposal

March 2005 EU Council Presidency Conclusions

March 2005 EU Council Meeting Conclusions

June 2005 EU Council Presidency Conclusions

Model EU FAQs

Other Model European Unions in the US:

University of Pittsburgh:

Southwest Model EU (University of Oklahoma):

Midwest Model EU (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis):

Mid-Atlantic EU Simulation Consortium:

Graduate Eurosim (Syracuse University):

Suny Model EU:

European Union Center of Excellence
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415 office
(206) 616-2462 fax